EHG4612 - Archaeological evaluation - Sean Craig Fort Archaeological Project, Plockton



Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)


Oct 2014


An archaeological evaluation was conducted in October 2014 at Sean Craig fort in advance of work to extend an existing footpath up to and through the entrance of the fort. The site is a Scheduled Monument (Historic Scotland SM No. 5532) located in the Inverness, Ross & Skye Forest District on property managed by Forestry Commission Scotland. The monument consists of a broad, “U”-shaped stone bank abutting the steep edge of Carn na Sean-Chreag and enclosing an area measuring 30m NW-SE x 28m transversely. Two trenches were excavated over the structure in the location of the entrance passage and of a section of intramural gallery. The purpose of the fieldwork was to determine the extent and preservation of archaeological deposits and structural remains and to excavate and record the deposits in the entrance passage prior to extension of the footpath access to Sean Craig. Two wall faces and associated door checks were identified in the entrance passage and the intramural gallery passage measured 0.5- 0.6m wide within a 4m-wide wall overall. The walls of the structure comprised mainly large orthostat slabs and boulders with small pinning stones and large stone fill. Very little occupation material was identified.

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Location Sean Craig Fort, Plockton
Grid reference Centred NG 8188 3146 (330m by 330m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG83SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish LOCHALSH

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Carn na Sean-Chreige (Monument)

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Aug 3 2021 11:51AM

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